Norman Catherine

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

1949
Born 30 September, in East London, South Africa
1967/8
Studied at East London Technical College Art School
1970/1
Worked as a commercial artist in Johannesburg
1972
Became full-time fine artist
1973
Began participation with Prof. Walter Battiss on the Fook Island Project
1975
Began building home, Fook Manor, at Hartbeespoort Dam designed by Stanley Saitowitz
1981
Worked for R.O. Blechman, New York on animation project, Stravinsky’s “La Histoire du Soldat”
1984/5
Spent a year in New York & Los Angeles
1995
Graphic Novel, The Legend of Memo the Hierophant, created with Allan Cameron, published by Orion Books, UK
1999
Married Janet Walker after 33 years together
2000
Monograph: ‘Norman Catherine’ published by Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1969
Herbert Evans Gallery, Johannesburg
1970
Motif Gallery, East London
N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
1971
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1972
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1973
Goodman-Wolman Gallery, Cape Town
1974
Gallery 21, Johannesburg
1976
No 13 Abel Road Gallery, Johannesburg
1977
Kunsthandel SIAU,Amsterdam, HOLLAND
1978
1979 Gallery 21, Johannesburg
Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg (Retrospective exhibition 1969-1979)
1980
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1982
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Gowlett Gallery, Cape Town
1984
S.A. Association of Arts, Windhoek, NAMIBIA
1985
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1986
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (Fook Island – Walter Battiss Commemoration Exhibition)
S.A. Association of Arts, Pretoria
Gallery 21, Johannesburg (100 works from Pelmama Collection)
Area-X Gallery, New York, USA
1987
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1991
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1994
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1995
Espace XL, Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
2000
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
2002
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
2004
Urban Mutations, Moba Art Gallery, Brussels
Now & Then Retrospective, Pretoria Art Museum
Now & Then Retrospective, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
2005
Now & Then Retrospective, University of Stellenbosch Art Museum
Past to Present, 34 Long Street Fine Art, Cape Town
Now & Then Retrospective, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth
Now & Then Retrospective, Durban Art Gallery
Now & Then Retrospective,Polokwane Art Gallery
2006
Now & Then Retrospective, Johannesburg Art Gallery
‘Dualities’, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Numerous in South Africa to date
1972
Galleria d’Arte L’Orizonte, Senigallia, Italy
1973
Galerie Daniel Gervis, Paris, France
1975
Art Basel 6′ 75, Switzerland
1981
Art Expo, San Francisco, USA
Art Expo, Los Angeles, USA
Defense Art Gallery, Paris, France
1985
Soker-Kaseman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Tributaries Exhibition, Johannesburg & Germany (Touring)
1986
Area-X Gallery, New York, USA
1987
Art 18 ‘ 87, Basel, Switzerland
1989
Art 20’ 89, Basel, Switzerland
1990
Stuart Levy Gal., New York, USA (Anti-Apartheid)
Oxford Museum, Oxford, England (Touring)
1993
Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Graphica Creativa, Jyvaskyla, Finland
1994
Cuban Biennial, Havana, CUBA & Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
1995
Seven Stories about Modern Art In Africa, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
On The Road, Delfina Studio Trust Gallery, London Mayibuye i Afrika, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
1996
Modern Konst i Afrika, Malmö, Sweden
Common and Uncommon Ground, Atlanta, USA
Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, USA (May)
Adelson Galleries, New York, USA
Art 27’96, Basel, Switzerland
Colours, Zeignössische Kunst aus Südafrika, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
1997
South Africa, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2000
Zeignössische Kunst aus Südafrika, Bayer AG, Leverkussen, Germany
2002
L’humour dans i’art contemporain, Espace Belleville, Paris, France
Passport to South Africa, Centro Culterale Trevi, Bolzano, Italy
Natural Born Painters, Galerie W, Paris, France
2003
Brett Kebble Awards, Cape Town
2004
‘Identity – The ID of South African Artists’ Exhibition Scheveningen
2006
‘1er Salon d’Art Contemporain Africain’, Brussels, Belgium

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

S.A. National Gallery, Cape Town
Johannesburg Municipal Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
Durban Art Gallery, Durban
Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London
Sandton Municipal Art Gallery, Sandton
Oliwenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
University of South Africa, Pretoria
Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
University of Natal, Durban
Walter Battiss Museum, Somerset East
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth
Roodepoort Public Library, Roodepoort
Department of National Education
Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle
Gauteng Legislature, Johannesburg
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Reserve Bank of South Africa
University of Stellenbosch Art Museum

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA
Mobil Court Art Collection, Cape Town
Volkskas Bank, Pretoria
Everite Ltd, Johannesburg
Premier Milling Co, Johannesburg
Trust Bank, Johannesburg
Bankorp, Johannesburg
Standard Bank, Johannesburg
Sasol Art Collection
World Bank, Johannesburg
BHP Billiton, Johannesburg
World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
Union Bank of Switzerland, Sandton
Telkom, Johannesburg
Absa Bank, Johannesburg
Pelmama Art Collection, Basel, Switzerland
Vodacom, Cape Town
Berardo Foundation, Portugal
Sanlam Ltd., Bellville
Fortis Circustheatre, Scheveningen, Holland

Courtesy of http://www.normancatherine.co.za/

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection